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Coin - Groat (Maundy), Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1879 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1162

Summary:
Silver Maundy coin; Denomination: Groat
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901).

A groat is a 4 pence coin, groats struck for the Maundy ceremony have the numeral 4 on the reverse, normal circulation groats have a seated Britannia. This coin was part of the Melbourne Mint's exhibit at the 1880 and 1888 Melbourne International Exhibitions as part of an 1879 proof set, halfcrown to farthing.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 17 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.889 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), William Wyon, Medallist & Engraver (1795-1851), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, William Wyon, Medallist (1795-1851), The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: Proof strikes
Series: Maundy
DateEra: 1879 AD
Denomination: 4 Pence
Obverse Description: Head of the Queen facing left, wearing ribbon in hair; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D:
Reverse Description: At centre within an open oak wreath; the numeral 4; above, crown; the numeral dividing the date 1879
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain, 1879
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1879
Artist: William Wyon - Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3917 Pages

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